Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Highlights
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the bank of Trisuli River
- Beautiful Lakeside view while staying at Pokhara
- Trekking through lush Rhododendron and alpine forest
- Stunning mountain views of iconic mountain ranges Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri ranges
- Experience with the local community and its traditional values
- Getting the taste of local Nepali cuisine with traditional songs and dances
- Farewell dinner at Traditional Nepali Restaurant
When it comes to short treks in Nepal, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the best trekking routes. Trekking in Nepal takes you through the rich natural beauty of Nepal alongside the diversity in cultural heritages.
Are you looking for a better trekking destination, without long strenuous trekking routes in Nepal? With this 5 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you can discover the beauty of trekking in the landscapes of Nepal without any difficulties.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Overview
As the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the shortest yet exciting treks in Nepal, it can be easily done by any age group. Also, the itinerary for the trek is easier so it doesn’t require a better fitness level.
Starting from Pokhara, one of the best tourist hubs in Nepal offers you amazing scenes of beautiful mountain ranges. With an average of 5 hours of trekking in a day, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers you an amazing journey in the Annapurna Region.
Poonhill is one of the best destinations in the Annapurna Region that offers beautiful sunrise views among the Himalayas of Nepal. The best part of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the view of different mountain peaks during and after trekking on the landscapes.
The Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek takes you through beautiful lush villages and Rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Region. Also with the view of Annapurna during the trek, no doubt this is one of the best short trekking destinations in Nepal.
The less complicated route, better scenery throughout the trek, and the cultural diversity during the trek make this trek even more fascinating.
What to Expect from Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
Nepal is a country rich in natural and cultural heritage. Known for the tallest mountain peak, Mt. Everest and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal equally holds a significance on tourism.
Scenic Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
With an approx. 200km (124 miles) of distance, the drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu offers several scenic views. Taking into consideration the traffics and road condition, the drive takes about 6-8 hours on Prithivi Highway.
As you start ascending into the surrounding hills, you will get to see different lush forests and terraced fields that cover the landscape of Nepal. Moreover, the route takes you through several picturesque villages of Nepal while driving along the banks of the Trisuli River.
Also, during the clear day, you will be treated to the views of different mountain ranges including the iconic Mt. Manaslu (8,163m/26,781ft) and Annapurna Massif.
During the drive, you will have several viewpoints where you can stop to experience the natural panoramic view of Nepal. In addition, you will able to experience the beautiful environment of Pokhara with the views of different lakes and mountain peaks making your day even more exciting.
Natural Beauty of Nepal
Nepal, a country rich in natural beauty offers several beautiful views of mountain peaks, lush rhododendron forests, and different flora and fauna. The exploration of the natural beauty during the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an exciting journey.
The trek starts from Pokhara which is one of the major tourist destinations and is widely known for its natural beauty. From Pokhara, you can experience the view of different mountain peaks, lush hills, and lakes that fascinate different tourists.
During the trek, you will be able to have panoramic views of different Himalayas including the Annapurna (I and II), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Lamjung Himal, etc.
Rhododendron forests are usually seen in the spring (late March to April) and add beauty during the trek. In addition, the views of terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, alpine meadows, river streams and wildlife enhance the beauty of trekking even more.
Local Cultural Experience
During the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you will cross through several lush villages that hold a different cultural experience. The uniqueness of the cultural values attracts different trekkers trekking in the Annapurna Region.
Also, the people are generous and friendly to the visitors so you definitely can expect better hospitality from them. During the festive seasons of Nepal, you can experience the cultural values even better.
In addition, the daily way of living of the locals is unique and vibrant making it even more interesting to someone unknown about Nepal.
Better Accommodation Facility
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers you a better accommodation facility even at an affordable cost. With this package, you will be able to get accommodation in Pokhara, Ulleri, and Ghorepani.
Accommodations offered by Blue Lake Adventure mostly are tourist standards. During your stay in Pokhara, you will have accommodation at Lakeside Hotel with delightful views of the lake. The accommodation is provided with private rooms and modern bathrooms making it easier for everyone.
While during the stay in Ulleri and Ghorepani, the rooms are private with shared bathrooms. While getting the package with Blue Lake Adventure, you will get free Wi-Fi and a hot water shower. In comparison to accommodation in the Everest region trekking, the Ghorepani Poonhill trek has better hotels with better facilities.
Sunrise View from Poon Hill
Poon Hill situated at a height of 3,210m (10,530ft) offers a beautiful view of sunrise and sunset among the several mountain peaks. Experiencing the view of sunrise alongside the panoramic view of mountain peaks is the major attraction point of Poonhill.
From Ghorepani to Poonhill, it is almost an hour of trek to reach Poonhill. During the trek, you will be able to have views of several mountain ranges, misty forests, and alpine meadows adding more scenic beauty.
As we ascend to Poon Hill early in the morning at around 5 AM, you will be able to get more time to enjoy the beautiful views of sunrise and other stunning views around.
Why Blue Lake Adventure for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
Blue Lake Adventure is a travel website operated under the leading travel company Blue Lake Travels and Tours Private Limited. We have been organizing different trekking and tours throughout different regions of Nepal for over 15 years.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the exciting and best-selling treks in Nepal offered by Blue Lake Adventure. With us, you can have hassle-free booking at an affordable cost with better services and facilities.
Here are the reasons why you should choose Blue Lake Adventure instead of any other travel agency in Nepal for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
Years of Experience as Travel Company in Nepal
Blue Lake Travels and Tours Private Limited is a Government-registered travel company that operates different adventurous activities in Nepal. We have over 15 years of experience as we started our journey from 2007 A.D.
In addition, we also organize tours in different areas of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Mustang, etc. We aim to provide the best services and hospitality to our guests. Join us as a guest and be a part of Blue Lake Adventure as a family member.
Skilled and Experienced Local Guides
Blue Lake Adventure has several skilled and experienced local guides to assist you throughout the trek. The local guides are well-known about the routes, the climate, and the weather as they had their childhood in the region.
Our guide is certified with different certificates and training, making them a better fit for assisting you on the trek. Also, they are good at communication in different languages including English.
In addition, our generous and kind guide will help you through minor problems like communicating with the locals, explaining to you about the places, and every other thing you are interested in learning.
Better Services and Hospitality
Blue Lake Adventure actively focuses on providing better services by understanding every basic requirement of our guests. We offer different services like airport pickup and drop for absolutely free, better services through the trek, permits and entry fees for free, etc.
We aim to provide quality services and hospitality to our guests. In Nepal, we say “Every guest is God for us.”
Talking about hospitality, our representative will offer a better welcome at the Airport and a farewell dinner as a warm gesture. We provide quality services in every trekking and tour package including the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Blue Lake Adventure, a leading travel agency in Nepal offers Ghorepani Poonhill Trek at a competitive cost. We aren’t just based on the cost, but also quality services. Within this price range, you will get every inclusive and exclusive as mentioned.
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Note: Blue Lake Adventure will provide you with free airport drop the next day if you don’t have days remaining in Nepal, but if you have remaining days or are willing to extend the Visa then let Blue Lake Adventure be your best travel agency for the next time. We will be happy to serve you again with different tours, treks, and adventurous activities in Nepal.
What is Included & Excluded in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Package?
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and return by Tourist Bus with A/C
- Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
- Trekker’s Information Management Permits (TIMS) and ACAP
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara (Breakfast Included)
- Best available lodge during the trek (Twin-sharing)
- Ground Transportation (Pokhara to Nayapul and Return)
- Experienced, skilled and Government-Licensed Guide (Local Trekking Guide)
- A porter for every two trekkers (12kg of Baggage for each trekker)
- Water purification table for safe drinking water
- Emergency Medical Kits
- All Nepal Government Taxes and office expenses
- Rescue operations in case of complication (as per travel insurance)
- Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali Restaurant in Kathmandu
- Free Airport Drop
- Fresh seasonal fruits during the trek
- International Flight Tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (US $30 – 15 Days, US $50 – 30 Days, US $125 – 90 Days)
- Extra luggage (Limit of 12kg/trekker)
- All accommodation and meals before and after the journey in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara & Kathmandu
- Personal Expenses (Snacks, tea/coffee, beverages, extra porter)
- Personal gear and clothes
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for guide, porter, driver (tips are expected)
- Your travel and rescue insurance
With this, you might get the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek itinerary and the reason to book with Blue Lake Adventure. Here are some of the general information that will help you throughout the trek.
We hope we can provide you with broad information on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek so you don’t have to re-think before getting the package with us.
What is the best time for 5 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
5 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal that takes you through an exciting journey in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The adventurous journey by Poonhill trek is not missed by different trekkers around the world.
So, the routes are quite busy during the peak seasons of trekking in Nepal which are Autumn and Spring. For almost every trek in Nepal, Autumn also called fall and Spring are the best seasons.
Autumn (September to November) is an ideal season to trek in different regions of Nepal. It offers the best weather, clear skies, and suitable temperatures for hiking in the landscapes of Nepal.
As the monsoon season ends by the start of September, this season is likely to receive any rainfall. A mild-temperature day with clear skies is just what trekkers want for trekking in Nepal. The great views during the trek come with clear weather, lush forests, and the blooming of rhododendrons, especially in the Annapurna Region.
The Autumn or Fall season offers everything you are looking for a perfect time to embark on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Spring (late March to early May) is the best season to have Ghorepani Poonhill Trek for its best weather conditions, clear skies, lush rhododendron forest, and stunning mountain views.
Generally, Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to have the Ghorepani Poonhill trek because of ideal weather, temperature and clear skies being the best fit for hiking.
In addition, they offer beautiful mountain views, blooming rhododendrons, lush green landscapes, comfortable trekking conditions, and absolutely beautiful sceneries for photography.
Since the best seasons for trekking are not missed out by different trekkers the routes, teahouses, and lodges may get packed during the peak season.
Alternatively, the summer season can be a better season for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek because of its clear skies, longer daytime, and stunning mountain views.
Accommodation and Food during the Trek
While trekking in Nepal, it is important to consider the availability of accommodation and food on the trek. After hours of trekking getting a better rest to recall the joyful moment of enjoying the scenery is most important.
With the Ghorepani Poonhill 5 Days Itinerary Trek, you will get the best accommodation and food in the Annapurna Region.
In addition, booking the package with Blue Lake Adventure adds better facilities for accommodation and food.
For accommodation, you will have a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara, Ulleri and Ghorepani. Sadly, there is no accommodation in Poonhill so, we have to trek back to Ghorepani if we wish to spend another day in Poonhill.
The tourist standard lodges available offer better rooms with modern bathrooms so you don’t have to worry about getting uncomfortable in the lodges. Also, the lodges provide free Wi-Fi and a Geezer for hot water on booking with Blue Lake Adventure.
For food, we have a variety of options with delicious Nepali cuisine and other foreign dishes. The best you can have in the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is Daal Bhaat which is the most popular Nepali dish available in every home of Nepal.
For lunch and breakfast, you can have light to heavy like Thukpa, Momos, fried noodles, and junk found in the local shops.
Though we don’t recommend you to have junk food. After booking the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek package with Blue Lake Adventure, you will get to have the best locally found Nepali dishes popular as well as healthy.
How difficult is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the shortest treks in Nepal that can be done without any difficulties. The best part of the Poonhill trek is that it is fit for any age group with basic fitness.
Trekkers who can walk normally for 5-6 hours at a normal pace can easily have this trek. While hiking from Nayapul to Ulleri, there is a steep hill that can be slightly difficult to hike on. But with a normal pace and stopping by during the hike, it can be easily covered up.
Other than difficulty in hiking, in the summer season, we may receive rainfall that can affect our hiking. Usually, there are no sudden changes in weather and during the autumn and spring the weather, and temperature are stable making it the best fit for hiking.
For any visitors visiting Nepal, getting an on-arrival visa is mandatory. You can easily get a tourist visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport. However, if you are an Indian citizen then you don’t need a tourist visa after entering Nepal.
You can visit www.immigration.gov.np for additional information and for ways to fill up for the on-arrival visa. For visa application, you need to have a passport with at least 6 months of validity and a passport-size photo. The On Arrival visa costs you US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for 30 days and US $125 for 90 days.
Whereas countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia. Libera, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria are required to get the visa from their nearby Diplomatic mission (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.
Essential Gears and Packing List
For an effective trekking experience, you need to have proper gear and equipment that will help you throughout the trek. Here is the set of gears and equipment that you must need for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
- Light-weight and moisture-absorbing base layers
- Insulating layers (fleece or down jackets)
- Waterproof and windproof outer layers (Jacket and Pants)
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Trekking socks
- Sun hat or cap
- Sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes
- Lightweight trekking shoes or trail shoes
- Slippers (For comfortable waking)
- Comfortable daypack (20-30 liters) for carrying essentials during the day
- Trekking poles
- Sunglasses with UV Protection
- Water purification tablet or water filter
- Reusable water bottles
- Personal first aid kits (bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.)
- Toiletries (Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
- Quick-drying towel
- Passport with Nepali visa
- Travel Insurance policy and contact information
- Local Currency (Nepali rupees)
- Camera with additional batteries
- Power bank and charging cables
- Travel adapter
- Snacks and energy bars
- Cash for meals, snacks, and drinks in teahouses (Credit cards are not widely accepted)
For trekking Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, having travel insurance is mandatory. To ensure safety during your stay in Nepal, having travel insurance is important. The travel insurance needs to cover the policy’s medical coverage. Also, we require you to submit the travel insurance copy to Blue Lake Adventure after visiting us in Nepal.
For any trekking, tours, peak climbing, expedition, or any other adventurous activities in Nepal, having Travel Insurance is most important. Make sure the travel insurance includes the emergency helicopter rescue for any emergency situation.
Online Booking with Blue Lake Adventure
For Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you can easily book the package online by going through the booking section or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! For an easy and better process, you can directly send us a message on WhatsApp at +977 9851076943.
But, for online booking, we have some basic requirements like 10% of the advance payment and we require a passport copy, passport-size photo, and contact details.
For payment, you can send us directly by online payment with a Visa card, Master card, etc. In addition, you can also pay us through bank transfer and wire transfer (Western Union).
Furthermore, we also need details on your landing date and the rest amount you can pay us after arriving in Kathmandu. We accept cash (Your own country’s currency or local currency), card payments, etc.
For any kind of emergency cases of refunds, please check out our refund policy here.
We also offer last-minute bookings for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. In any case, if have an emergency flight to Nepal and are unable to pay the advance then we can cooperate to get you the -package.
But as a reminder, we want to let you know that Blue Lake Adventure offers scheduled trips for any kind of activity in Nepal. But for last-minute bookings, we can hold it for 24 hours and you need to pay 100% of the payment.
For last-minute bookings, please contact us on Viber/WhatsApp: +977 9851076943 (Manahari Dahal) so that we can instantly reply to you for the booking process.
Alternate Trekkings You Can Consider
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the best and shortest treks in the Annapurna Region. Also, Annapurna Region offers other long treks like Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 10 Days and also 7 days and 6 days trek.
If you are not sure about trekking Ghorepani Poonhill trek then you can try other trekking itineraries. Also, we can extend the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek to 7 days as per your wish.
With us, you can also have the itinerary customized where you contact us about the destinations you want to cover. Let Blue Lake Adventure be your next travel companion in Nepal in order to explore the beauty of the Himalayas, natural beauty, and cultural diversity in Nepal.
Final Say on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
With this, you might have everything you need to understand about Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. If you are thinking about having this trek then let us know so we can prepare the best itinerary for you. Let us provide you with the best hospitality you can ever have in Nepal.
Blue Lake Adventure, a travel website under the Government-registered travel company Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd. invites you to join us on an exciting journey in the Annapurna Region with Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Thank you for being a part of Blue Lake Adventure. We hope we can continue the same relationship further in the future.
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